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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The four lead bipartisan negotiators, emerging from talks Monday night, declined to get into details on how the agreement was struck, but when asked whether it included barrier funding and a resolution to the detention bed issue, Senate Appropriations Chairman Richard Shelby said: "We got an agreement on all of it."

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They've agreed to call it the Government Trumpdown.

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2019-02-11 09:58 PM | Reply

$1.375 billion for border barrier enhancements like steel slats and other "existing technologies," but no concrete wall. The money would fund about 55 miles of new barrier.

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#2 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2019-02-11 11:22 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Updated Feb. 11, 2019, 11:16 PM EST

The deal would match 2018's funding level for what officials described as new border fencing that could include steel slats and other "existing technologies" but would not be a concrete wall. It would also provide an additional $1.7 billion for other Homeland Security priorities like new technology and more customs officers, multiple sources told NBC News.

$1.375 billion for border barrier enhancements like steel slats and other "existing technologies," but no concrete wall

The money would fund about 55 miles of new barrier

Geographic restrictions on where the new fencing could built, likely limited to the Rio Grand Valley sector of the border

DHS would receive $1.7 billion in new funding for border security that could include technology at ports of entry, additional customs officers and humanitarian aid

No cap on the number of beds for enforcing immigration laws in the country's interior
Funding for approximately 40,520 detention beds for detained immigrants

www.nbcnews.com

What a deal, Donnie! You sure showed those dumb hick Dems a thing or three!

#3 | Posted by Corky at 2019-02-11 11:46 PM | Reply

President Hannity doesnt like the deal...Gubmnt likely to shut down without Hannity's Constitutionally required acquiescence, just like last time.

WTG GOP, you built that.

#4 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2019-02-12 11:37 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3


Pres Trump on Bloomberg a few minutes ago, said the deal "isn't doing the trick," but he "will study it."

He'll probably wait until Executive Time, and see what Ms Coulter and Mr Hannity want him to do.

#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-02-12 12:38 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#5

This is and has always been Trump's Vanity Wall.... and yeah, he needs Fox News to give him a rational for signing a compromise.... that gives him less than the Sen Bill he didn't sign.

#6 | Posted by Corky at 2019-02-12 12:48 PM | Reply

This is a clear loss for Trump...not that he will admit it, he will declare a resounding victory, and then try to use discretionary or emergency funds to get what he wants, which will be tied up in the courts for years.

#7 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-02-12 01:18 PM | Reply

What a deal, Donnie! You sure showed those dumb hick Dems a thing or three!

Rut Roh!

[Speaker Nancy Pelosi has drawn a firm line in the ongoing border security negotiations: There will be no wall funding in any deal congressional negotiators reach to avert another government shutdown.

Pelosi told reporters Thursday that she would allow a vote on any agreement the conference committee reaches in the next few weeks, but added, "There's not going to be any wall money in the legislation."]
www.politico.com

#8 | Posted by Daniel at 2019-02-12 01:29 PM | Reply

Former Obama Border Patrol Chief Slams Dem Plan to Reduce Bed Space for Criminal Aliens

The head of U.S. Border Patrol under former President Barack Obama blasted the Democrats' proposal for a border security compromise Monday night, saying it would lead to the creation of a "sanctuary country" with the ultimate goal of "open borders."

"Democrats are demanding that ICE cap bed space in the interior of the country -- not the borders -- to 16,500 a year," Carlson noted. "If that were to happen, what would it mean?"

"That's a significant step towards really abolishing ICE via the checkbook," Morgan explained. "And there's actually two elements to their plan. They want to actually reduce overall bed space for ICE and then cap interior enforcement."

pjmedia.com

#9 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-02-12 01:40 PM | Reply

#9

I think that is a little out of date, FTA:

"Democrats entered negotiations pushing to reduce the number of detention beds funded in the measure to 35,520, while the White House and Republicans sought an increase to 52,000.

The full details of the tentative agreement struck on Monday evening have yet to be publicly released. But according to a Democratic source, the agreement in principle at this point would include $1.375 billion for physical barriers and a level of 40,520 for overall ICE beds, short of the 52,000 the administration requested and matching current funding levels."

#10 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-02-12 01:57 PM | Reply


@#6 ... gives him less than the Sen Bill he didn't sign. ...

That is the part it all that surprises me the most.

The Great Deal Maker blew the chance at getting a very good portion of what he wanted and, instead, threw a temper tantrum worthy of a two-year-old, shutting down the government. Now he is being presented with less from a bi-partisan Congressional committee.

If this is indicative of Pres Trump's deal-making abilities, I have a concern about China and North Korea.

#11 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-02-12 02:12 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3


Looks like Ms Coulter has checked in. I wonder if Pres Trump is on Executive Time yet...

twitter.com


Ann Coulter
‏Verified account @AnnCoulter

Trump talks a good game on the border wall but it's increasingly clear he's afraid to fight for it. Call this his "Yellow New Deal."
9:27 AM - 12 Feb 2019


#12 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-02-12 02:38 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Did Fox and Friends give the putrid orange cumfart permission to ok the agreement?

#13 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2019-02-12 04:27 PM | Reply

Is there anyone here that suffered more abuse in their life than reinsnot?
I'll bet that dude had 1,000 creepy uncles and was active in the Catholic Church as a youth.

#14 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2019-02-12 04:36 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Wrong on all accounts, Stormfont reject.

#15 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2019-02-12 04:39 PM | Reply

Stormfont

Is that like Hellvetica?

#16 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-02-12 04:42 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

It's like this.

www.stormfront.org

#17 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2019-02-12 04:48 PM | Reply

The fact that the DR Left spends so much time linking to Stormfront is more than a little ironic.

#18 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-02-12 04:52 PM | Reply

The fact that Republicans gave us Trump is so... typical.

"Trump criticizes bipartisan border deal but predicts there won't be another shutdown

President Trump said Tuesday he's not happy with a bipartisan border deal in Congress aimed at averting another government shutdown, but he suggested he could add to it to build his U.S.-Mexico border wall and predicted there will not be another lapse in government funding.

"Am I happy at first glance? The answer is no, I'm not, I'm not happy," Trump told reporters at the White House as he met with Cabinet members.

"It's not going to do the trick, but I'm adding things to it and when you add whatever I have to add, it's all going to happen where we're going to build a beautiful big strong wall," Trump said.

Trump said he did not want and would not accept another government shutdown, although he defended the one he already had.

"I don't think you're going to see a shutdown. I wouldn't want to see a shutdown. If you did have it, it's the Democrats fault," Trump said.

"And I accepted the first one, and I'm proud of what we've accomplished because people learned during that shutdown all about the problems coming in from the southern border. I accept it. I've always accepted it. But this one, I would never accept it if it happens."

www.washingtonpost.com

He confirms his idiocy on a daily basis now. I'm sure all the people who lost money on his shutdown, directly, indirectly, or who will soon be paying the bill, are proud too.

#19 | Posted by Corky at 2019-02-12 05:29 PM | Reply

"And I accepted the first one, and I'm proud of what we've accomplished because people learned during that shutdown all about the problems coming in from the southern border. I accept it. I've always accepted it."

So it wasn't a Dem/Schumer shutdown, even though Trump said it was when he was taking heat for it.

#20 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2019-02-12 06:22 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1


I was watching FoxNews this afternoon, I happened to catch the beginning of Shepard Smith's news show. A minute or so into it, I turned on the DVR because he was talking about the shutdown and the wall and I wanted to be able to hear it again. Here's some of what Mr Smith said:

(SS is Shepard Smith talking, PresT is President Trump on video tape)

...

SS: Our reporting begins with a bi-partisan deal on border security. The Senate Majority Leader, Sen Mitch McConnell calls it good news. His Democratic counterpart Sen Chuck Schumer calls it a path forward. More conservative Republicans are crying foul, but [Shep Smith addresses Pres Trump] Pres Trump, are you happy?

PresT: Am I happy? At first glance, I just got to see it... the answer is NO. I'm not happy. But am I happy with where we're going? I'm thrilled, because we're supplementing things and moving things around and we're doing things that are fantastic, taking from far less important areas, and, uh, the bottom line is we're building a lot of wall.

SS: That's incorrect. He's been saying it for a while now, but it's simply not true. The facts are these: workers have replaced and repaired sections of the existing wall and fences, but so far they have not built anything new. Construction is set to begin on a 14 mile extension in the Rio Grande valley later this month, and this just-announced deal in Congress could create 55 miles of new fencing and barrier - no wall. That's if it passes in Congress and if the President signs it. Then, it's 10 miles less than what lawmakers offered the White House last year, long before the government shutdown....

SS continues: At his rally last night, the President said the wall in El Paso, where he was having te rally, turned a violent city safe. County officials passed a resolution condemning the President of the United States for that inaccurate assertion. You see, in 2006 when Congress authorized the El Paso section of steel fence, violent crime levels were at historic lows. They remain at low levels, as the Republican El Paso Mayor explained yesterday.

PresT: I don't care whether a mayor is a Republican or a Democrat, they're full of crap when they say it hasn't made a big difference.

SS: To that assertion, the Conference of Mayors issued a statement saying in part, this is simply a untrue.



When a Fox News host calls out Pres Trump on his lies....

#21 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-02-12 08:02 PM | Reply

Pres Trump on Bloomberg a few minutes ago, said the deal "isn't doing the trick," but he "will study it."

He'll probably wait until Executive Time, and see what Ms Coulter and Mr Hannity want him to do.

#5 | Posted by LampLighter

Trump won't study it. As reported, he doesn't even read intelligence briefs unless his name is in every paragraph.

No, someone will tell him he can absolutely not cause another shutdown, politically.

At that point, he'll throw his Big Mac against the wall and yell "----!!!"

#22 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-02-13 02:18 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

well it's clear that you Dems don't want to secure the border and continue to let drugs, human trafficking, criminals, etc....in illegally, and you also don't want voter ID.

does everyone get what's going on yet?

#23 | Posted by Maverick at 2019-02-13 09:54 AM | Reply

#23 | Posted by Maverick

well it's clear that you Dems don't want to secure the border

The people of Texas don't want that stupid wall. Because of that, it won't be built.

#24 | Posted by Zed at 2019-02-13 10:18 AM | Reply

well it's clear that you Dems don't want to secure the border and continue to let drugs, human trafficking, criminals, etc....in illegally, and you also don't want voter ID.

does everyone get what's going on yet?

#23 | Posted by Maverick

Ports of entry. That's where the drugs are coming in. That's what the DEA and Border Patrol say. They also say a wall or fencing isn't an answer. Technology, drones, and increased personnel have dramatically decreased the number of illegals crossings.

BTW, anyone is allowed to come to a U.S. port of entry or find a border patrol agent elsewhere and request asylum. Don't confuse the two.

#25 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-02-13 09:29 PM | Reply

"does everyone get what's going on yet?"

Yeah it's called freedom.

When I was a kid, angry old white guys like you told me the difference between America and Russia is that in America, the police can't stop you for no reason and ask to see your papers.

Why don't you angry old white guys say that anymore?

Putin thanks you for your support.

#26 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-02-13 09:37 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Does everyone get what's going on yet?

The angry old white guys think they can trade freedom for security.

#27 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-02-13 09:43 PM | Reply

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